Angelina Jolie ordered to give Brad Pitt more time with kids
The 43-year-old actress currently has primary custody over the six children - Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and nine-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
LONDON - Angelina Jolie has allegedly been ordered to allow estranged husband Brad Pitt to spend more time with their children.
The 43-year-old actress currently has primary custody over the six children - Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and nine-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne - she has with her estranged husband, but according to new court papers, she could lose that custody arrangement the Fight Club star doesn't spend more time with his brood.
According to The Blast, a judge in the couple's divorce case has determined that the children "not having a relationship with their father is harmful to them," and said "it is critical that each of them have a healthy and strong relationship with their father and mother."
The judge also allegedly ordered the Maleficent star to arrange a phone call with the children and their doctors to explain that "the court has determined that each of them are safe with their father," after the 54-year-old actor was accused of child abuse in 2016 - of which he was eventually cleared.
In the papers, the court has outlined a summer schedule which details how often Pitt should see his brood over the coming months. The schedule involves each child except for Maddox, who is being allowed to make his own choices because he is older.
The Fury actor is set to spend time with his kids 8 June to 17 June for four hours per day while he stays in London, where Jolie currently rents a house.
During this time, Pitt is required to designate one or two of the children to spend time with at a time, and must spend time with each child at least twice.
Pitt then gets custody again for 10 hours per day from 27 June through 1 July, before getting all his children for four consecutive days between 8 July and 14 July.
From 21 July through 29 July, Pitt will then get custody of his brood whilst in California, and the court has put Angelina in charge of making sure they travel to Los Angeles, whilst Pitt is responsible for their journey back to London again.
Court papers state: "If the minor children remain closed down to their father and depending on the circumstances surrounding this condition, it may result in a reduction of the time they spend with [Jolie] and may result in the Court ordering primary physical custody to [Pitt]."